Colleague at Ilkeston care home braves the shaveResidents and Colleagues at HC One’s Victoria Park have been showing their support for breast cancer awareness month.

One of the Ilkeston care home’s carers, Rachel Collyer, braved the shave today and raised over £300 towards Macmillan by shaving off all of her hair.

Rachel also then donated her hair which was shaved off to the Little Princess Trust to make this even more amazing. 

Rachel said “I was so nervous in the build up to doing the shave but now that it's done with I'm so relieved and glad I did it!” 

On this day the home also hosted an event to remind people of the important of Breast cancer awareness, this even included the staff members wearing pink PPE equipment throughout the day to support the cause safety yet effectively. 

Everybody was happy to join in where they could, Rosie Scollins, the homes wellbeing coordinator, and the Residents, decorated cakes. 
The Residents enjoyed the pink decorations and of course the cakes that they were then able to enjoy. 

Rosie commented “I love when we are able to celebrate occasions, even during lock down.” 

For two years now the home has made a fuss of the Breast Cancer Awareness event as it is close to everybody’s hearts, and will continue to raise awareness where they can. 

Unfortunately, as the home cannot have people attending these sorts of events, Rachel was videoed doing her amazingly brave deed!